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[City of Arlington bicentennial business envelope, front image]

Description: Front full color images of the City of Arlington bicentennial business envelope in celebration of the United States 200th anniversary. The front of the envelope is imprinted with two emblems: the City of Arlington emblem and return address headed by the word Centennial and beneath that, the official U.S. 1776-1976 bicentennial emblem.
Date: 1976
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Reserve Officers at the Regional Reserve Officers Training Academy, ca. 1970s]

Description: Photograph of a group taken in the late 1970s at the Regional Reserve Officers Training Academy at the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). The back row is the Reserve Officers from Arlington. It was taken outdoors with a white building covered in ivy in the background. The group is arranged on the sidewalk with the bottom group kneeling off the curb.
Date: 197u
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of the APD night watchman's clock]

Description: Photograph of the Night Watchman's clock used by Chief Cribbs for the Arlington Police Department in the mid 1930s. It contained a roll of paper that recorded the time and location of the watchman when he inserted a special key from the location he was checking. A special key was housed at each location. It continued in use until the early 1950s at which time officers were required to hand check and note the locked doors to businesses.
Date: 1930
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of antique APD Chief Badge, on blue drape]

Description: Photograph of a silver frame containing an antique APD Chief Badge with an information placard below the badge. The badge is a six pointed star constructed from silver-like metal with "Chief Arlington Police" pressed in and blackened. The badge is pinned on gold felt. The placard that is below it reads: "Antique Arlington Police Badge. Date of Use Unknown." The frame is on a blue drape background.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of APD epaulets]

Description: Photograph of various epaulets worn by the Arlington Police Department. To the right of each epaulet is an explanation of its meaning. An epaulette is a type of ornamental shoulder piece or decoration used as insignia of rank by armed forces and other organizations. It is usually worn on dress or ceremonial uniforms. APD no longer wears epaulets. The epaulets shown are: Training; Reserves; Support Services; Traffic; Patrol; Tactical; Youth Services, D.A.R.E., School Resource.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of seven shell casings]

Description: Photograph of a close-up of seven shell casings. The seven shell casings represent a 21 gun salute honoring fallen officers. Three volleys from seven rifles constitute the 21 gun salute. The brass casings are then given to family members. (These shown are from practice rounds).
Date: 20uu
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of three baseball caps made for the Arlington Police Department]

Description: Photograph of three baseball caps made for the Arlington Police Department displayed on a blue satin cloth. The dark blue cap on the left was the first baseball cap created in 1983. The blue and gold trimmed patch on the cap matched the uniform shoulder patch. The middle or second baseball cap is the Memorial Cap worn at various memorial ceremonies held in Tarrant County during Memorial Week. Police Memorial Day is May 15th of each year. It is dark blue with gold emblem and decorations. The third dark blue cap on the right was created in 1986 to match the uniform shoulder patch that was created to replace the earlier patch.
Date: 198u
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of antique APD Chief Badge, on red fabric]

Description: Photograph of a silver frame containing an antique APD Chief Badge with an information placard below the badge. The badge is a six pointed star constructed from silver-like metal with "Chief Arlington Police" pressed in and blackened. The badge is pinned on gold felt. The placard that is below it reads: "Antique Arlington Police Badge. Date of Use Unknown." The frame is on a red fabric background.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of frame containing Junior Police Badges with description]

Description: Photograph of frame containing two different Junior Police Badges with description. Futher comments not in the image follow: "These badges were issued in the 1940’s. A few citizens were frequent riders with the Arlington Police. Riders did not carry guns, but did wear these badges when on patrol. Badges were returned to desk officer at the end of shift.
Date: 1940
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of the APD Millennium badge]

Description: Photograph of the APD Millennium badge. The gold Millennium badge is imprinted with the words "Arlington," "Police," "1884-2000," "Texas" (printed inside a white baseball), a bronze colored front view of the Texas Rangers Stadium, and the word "Officer." The badge was worn from November 1999 until January 1, 2000.
Date: 1999
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Image of APD ceremonial scissors]

Description: Photograph of ceremonial scissors used to cut the ribbon at the opening of the East, West, South Stations, and Heroes Park. The scissors are fairly large in gold-like metal and are lying on red fabric. East Station opened in 1996, West Station opened in 2003, South Station opened in 2008, and Heroes Park was dedicated in 2007.
Date: 1996
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD patch. First supervisor patch with gold lettering and red trim]

Description: Photograph of the first APD patch with gold for a supervisor. The patch is outlined in red with a dark blue background. "Arlington" is written in gold at the top and "Police" is in gold at the bottom. In the center of the patch is Texas in red with a star indicating Arlington and a circle indicating the metroplex. There are radio signals branching from the star. The first patch was used until 1986.
Date: 195u
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD patch. Unofficial APD patch that later became official patch with gold lettering and gold trim]

Description: Photograph of an unofficial APD patch that later became official. Gold was ordered by mistake. The background is dark blue with gold outlining. "Arlington" is written in gold at the top and "Police" is in gold at the bottom. In the center of the patch Texas is in red with a gold star indicating Arlington and a gold circle indicating the metroplex. There are radio signals in light blue/silver branching from the star. The intent was to order a patch with red trim.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Citizens Police Academy alumni (early 1990s)]

Description: Photograph of the alumni of the Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The photo shows 17 people (12 women and 5 men). In front of the group is a table with a white covering and a red skirt. On the table are a brass punch bowl, two plastic cups with red punch, a Styrofoam cup, and a tan cardboard box. The photo was taken inside a room where one wall appears to be folding room divider. The CPA was founded in 1987 and was a group of volunteers who assisted the police department in various ways. They donated tireless hours to police programs and fundraisers. They acted as a bridge of communication and understanding between the officers and Arlington residents.
Date: 199u
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD badges, current versions, view 2]

Description: Photograph of a page taken from the Arlington Police Department Commemorative Book, 1994 of the current versions of the Arlington police badges. Showing are: Chief, Sergeant, Deputy Chief, Officer, Lieutenant, Chaplain, and Captain. Use of these badges started in the late 1970s, early 1980s.
Date: 1994
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD patch. Non-supervisor patch with red lettering and red trim]

Description: Photograph of the all red non-supervisor APD patch. The patch is outlined in red with a dark blue background. "Arlington" is written in red at the top and "Police" is in red at the bottom. In the center of the patch Texas is in red with a gold star indicating Arlington and a red circle indicating the metroplex. There are radio signals in red branching from the star.
Date: 1950
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD badges and decorations]

Description: Photograph of a page taken from the Arlington Police Department Commemorative Book, 1994 of an Arlington police badge centered and surrounded by decorations. The caption reads "Clockwise from top in order of precedence: Medal of Honor; Medal of Valor; Wounded in Action; Distinguished Service; Police Officer's Award; Medal of Merit; Supervisor of the Year; Officer of the Year; Service to Youth; Community Service; Life Saving; Rookie of the Year; Reserve Office of the Year; Service Award; Safe Driving."
Date: 1994
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD badges, earlier versions, 1st close view]

Description: Photograph of a page taken from the Arlington Police Department Commemorative Book 1994 of the first Arlington police badges. Five badges are shown, including Captain, Chaplain and Sergeant badges. The badge in the center is pre-1950. The other badges were used up until the late 1970s.
Date: 1994
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD patch. Current officer's patch, 2010-present]

Description: Photograph of the current APD patch which was commissioned in 2009. The patch is outlined in first in black, then white and finally blue on a black background. "Police" is written in white at the top and is blocked in by a slightly arched blue line. The Arlington logo (the left leg of the "A" in blue, the right leg in red, and crossed by a white star) is in the center of the patch. Beneath the logo, "Arlington" is written in white. At the bottom of the patch, Texas is depicted in red and overwritten with "Texas" in white.
Date: 2009~
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD patch. Official officers patch, 1986-2010]

Description: Photograph of the official APD patch, 1986-2010. The patch is outlined in black on a black background with an inner outline of gold. "Police" is written in gold at the top and "Arlington" is in gold at the bottom. In the center of the patch Texas is in red with a large gold star overlaying two green laurel branches that cross at the bottom and form an incomplete open circle.
Date: 1986/2010
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[APD badges, current versions, view 1]

Description: Photograph of a page taken from the Arlington Police Department Commemorative Book, 1994 of the current versions of the Arlington police badges. Showing are: Chief, Sergeant, Deputy Chief, Officer, Lieutenant, Chaplain, and Captain. Use of these badges started in the late 1970s, early 1980s.
Date: 1994
Partner: Arlington Public Library